ACTION ALERT: Preserve the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

February 1st, 2019 - by admin

The Basel Peace Office – 2019-02-01 00:48:52

Special to Environmentalists Against War

Mayors and Parliamentarians Call on
Russia and the US to preserve the INF Treaty

The Basel Peace Office

BASEL, Switzerland (January 30, 2019) — Mayors, parliamentarians, policy experts and civil society representatives from forty countries — mostly Europe and North America — yesterday sent an open letter, the Basel Appeal for Disarmament and Sustainable Security, to Presidents Putin and Trump and to the leaders of the Russian and US legislatures. [You can read the entire letter below — EAW]

The letter, which is also available in French, German, Russian and Spanish, calls on them to preserve the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, prevent a new nuclear arms race in Europe and undertake measures to reduce the risk of a nuclear conflict and support global nuclear disarmament.

‘We are extremely concerned about the deteriorating security environment in Europe and internationally which led the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists to last week re-set the Doomsday Clock at 2 Minutes to Midnight,’ says Christine Muttonen (Austria), Co-President of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament.

‘Conflicts over the INF Treaty should be resolved through the Treaty, not by abandoning it. And other conflicts should be resolved through diplomacy and common security mechanisms such as the United Nations and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE),’ said Ms Muttonen, who recently served as the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.

‘They cannot be resolved by elevating nuclear threats and ratchetting up the arms race.’
— Thore Vestby, Vice-President of Mayors for Peace, speaking at the European regional meeting of parliamentarians and city leaders in Basel, Switzerland, Jan 15, 2019

The appeal was drafted and adopted at a regional meeting of parliamentarians, city leaders and disarmament experts held in Basel on January 15, 2019.

‘Mayors and parliamentarians, especially those of us from Europe, will not sit idly on the side while the US and Russia erode our security,’ said Thore Vestby (Norway), Vice-President of Mayors for Peace, former member of the Norwegian parliament and a speaker at the Basel meeting.

‘Cities and parliaments are therefore taking action to support nuclear arms control treaties such as the INF and START treaties, promote additional measures such as no-first-use and the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and to put an end to city and state investments in nuclear weapons corporations.’ Endorsers of the appeal include Steve Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia South Carolina and President of the United States Conference of Mayors; Paul Quiles, Mayor of Cordes sur Ciel (France) and Former Defence Minister of France; Christine Muttonen, former President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly; Mogens Lykketoft, former Minister for Foreign Affairs (Denmark), former President of the UN General Assembly; and Claudia Roth, Vice-President of the German Parliament (Bundestag).’Legislators in nuclear armed States have a specific role to prevent authorization and funding for new more sophisticated and usable nuclear weapons that increase the risk of destruction of humanity by accident, miscalculation or intent,’ said Paul Quiles (France), Mayor of Cordes sur Ciel, President of Initiatives pour le Desarmement Nucleaire (IDN), and Former Defence Minister of France.

‘The fact that the President of the US Conference of Mayors is among 18 US mayors who endorsed on short notice is a significant indicator that ‘Main Street USA’ opposes the Administration’s destabilizing and expensive nuclear weapons program and supports proactive efforts to achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world” said Frank Cownie, Mayor of Des Moines, Iowa and Vice-President of Mayors for Peace.

‘We do not want to see the dark days of Cold War conflagrations of the 1980s return to Europe. All effort is required to maintain a productive nuclear weapons disarmament regime so that we don’t see the return of nuclear weapons across the continent, ” said Councillor David Blackburn, Chair of UK & Ireland Nuclear Free Local Authorities. ‘ I urge the United States and Russia to go back to the diplomatic table and not seek to build a new generation of dangerous nuclear weapons.’

Dr. (med) Andreas Nidecker at the Basel Peace Forum ‘shifting’ money from weapons to the Sustainable Development Goals

Nuclear weapons and climate change pose an existential threat to current and future generations,’ says Dr. Andreas Nidecker MD (Switzerland), President of the Basel Peace Office. ‘The massive amount of spending in nuclear weapons — over $100 billion per year — should instead be spent in areas which increase our security — such as diplomacy, climate protection and the Sustainable Development Goals.’

‘Diplomacy is starting to work on the Korean peninsula with North and South building cultural, sporting and other contacts despite their political differences,’ said Alyn Ware (Czech Republic/New Zealand), PNND Global Coordinator and Member of the World Future Council. ‘We give full support to the Korean peace and denuclearization process and we call on US, NATO and Russia to follow a similar diplomatic approach with regard to their conflicts, and to help achieve global nuclear disarmament.’

Basel Peace Office, seminar fur Soziologie, Petersgraben 27, Basel 4051, Switzerland

Basel Appeal for Disarmament and Sustainable Security
On January 24, 2019, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
re-set the Doomsday Clock at 2 Minutes to Midnight
indicating no improvement to the extreme risks
to humanity from nuclear weapons and climate change

1) INF Treaty
We are particularly concerned about the unraveling of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, an historic agreement reached in 1987 between the United States and the Soviet Union to eliminate all of their nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometres, and to utilize extensive on-site inspections for verification of its implementation.

We call on the United States and Russia to refrain from developing and deploying weapons systems that could violate the Treaty, and to resolve compliance issues through dialogue and through enhanced work of the Special Verification Commission established by the Treaty.

We call on the Russian Duma and US Congress to refuse to authorise, or allocate funding for, the development or deployment of weapons systems which might violate the Treaty, such as the Russian 9M729 missile, or which could provide similar capability as weapons prohibited under the INF Treaty, such as air or sea launched nuclear-armed cruise missiles.

And we call on European member States of NATO to re-affirm their opposition to any deployment of nuclear missiles in Europe.

2) New START Treaty
We are also concerned that the current conflicts may undermine the new START Treaty which provides common-sense limits and verification on the numbers of US and Russian deployed strategic weapons and delivery vehicles and which is set to expire in February 2021. We call on the US and Russia to extend the New START Treaty until 2026 and to undertake additional cuts to their nuclear stockpiles, either unilaterally or through negotiations.

3) Nuclear risk-reduction including No-First-Use
In order to reduce the risk of nuclear weapons use by accident, miscalculation or escalation, we call on Russia, the US and NATO to re-affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be launched, and to implement such a declaration by adopting policies to never initiate the use of nuclear weapons (no-first-use policies). And we call on Russia and the US to rescind their launch-on-warning policies and to end their high operational readiness to use nuclear weapons.

4) Achieving a nuclear-weapon-free world
We highlight the universal obligation to achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world, and we welcome the commitment made by NATO a d the United States to create the conditions to realise this goal.

We call on them to implement this commitment through:
a) enhanced dialogue and engagement with other nuclear-armed States;
b) developing an action plan for the comprehensive phase-out of nuclear deterrence and its replacement by common security;
c) undertaking initial steps by reducing nuclear stockpiles, cancelling nuclear weapons modernisation programs, cutting nuclear weapons budgets and reallocating these funds to support sustainable development; and
d) joining with other nuclear-armed and reliant States to negotiate a global nuclear weapons convention (to eliminate all nuclear weapons) as already supported by China, India, Pakistan, North Korea and most non-nuclear countries.

We reaffirm that disarmament helps create security, and we commit to acting resolutely for a nuclear- weapons-free and less militarised world. We call on cities, parliaments, governments and civil society around the world to join us in this endeavour.

1. Mayors, City Councillors and Officials
Bálint Csontos (Switzerland)
President Grune Baselland, Municipal Council Ramlinsburg.
Jakob R. Day (USA) Mayor of Salisbury, Maryland
William Peduto (USA)
Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Cllr. Audrey Doig (Scotland) Member of the Renfrewshire City Council Vice Convener of NFLA Scotland
Catherine E. Pugh (USA) Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland
Thor Edquist (Norway) Mayor of Halden
Paul Quilès (France)
Mayor of Cordes sur Ciel
President d’IDN Initiati es pour le Desareet Nucleaire, Former Defence Minister of France
Jorge O. Elorza (USA)
Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island Daniel Rossellat (Switzerland)
Stephanie Esswein (Germany)
Mayor of Mutlangen Stefan Schostok (Germany)
Cllr John Feely (Ireland)
Vice Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
Asle Schroder (Norway) Mayor of Steigen
Karen M. Freeman-Wilson (USA) Mayor of Gary, Indiana
Odd Haktor Slåke (Norway) Mayor of Frogn
Cllr. Ernie Galsworthy (United Kingdom)
Member, Merthyr Tydfil Local Council
Chair, Nuclear Free Local Authorities Welsh Forum Richard Thomas (USA)
Quentin M. Hart (USA) Philippe Hivert (France)
Mayor of Nyon
Mayor of Mount Vernon, New York Mayor of Waterloo, Iowa
Antonio Trebeschi (Italy)
Mayor of Grigny
Thore Vestby (Norway)
Chef de projet charge de la promotion de la Culture de Paix, de l’Histoire et des Relations Internationales
Sindaco di Collebeato (Mayor of Collebeato

The Basel Appeal for Disarmament and Sustainable Security
is endorsed by the following legislators at local, state, national and regional levels (mayors and parliamentarians) and representatives of think tanks and civil society organisations working with legislators:

Jon Askeland (Norway)
Thorvald Hillestad (Norway) Mayor of Radoy Mayor of Re
Cllr. June Hitchen (United Kingdom) Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina Lord Mayor of Manchester
Steve Benjamin (USA) President, United States Conference of Mayors Vice-President of Mayors for Peace
Jackie Biskupski (USA) Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah
Sylvester James (USA) Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri
Cllr David Blackburn (United Kingdom)
Ivan Knez (Croatia)
Chair of UK and Ireland Nuclear Free Local Authorities Mayor of Biogradina Moru. Vice-President of Mayors for Peace
James Brainard (USA) Mayor of Carmel, Indiana,
Rick Kriseman (USA) Mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida
Sharon Weston Broome (USA) Mayor of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Alain Mathieu (France) Mayor of Lancy
Mathias De Clercq (Belgium)
Mayor of Ghent, Member Mayors for peace
Josep Mayoral (Spain) Mayor of Granollers. Vice-President of Mayors for Peace
Kirk Caldwell (USA) Mayor of Honolulu, Hawaii
Mark W. Mitchell (USA) Mayor of Tempe, Arizona
Joe Coviello (USA) Mayor of Cape Coral, Florida
Cllr. Eddy Newman (United Kingdom) Manchester City Council representative
T.M. Franklin Cownie (USA) Mayor of Des Moines, Iowa Vice-President Mayors for Peace
Lukas Ott (Switzerland) Former Member of parliament of the Canton of Basel-Landschaft Former Mayor of Liestal
Richard Northey (New Zealand) Representing the Waitemata Local Board, Auckland, New Zealand
Lord Mayor and CEO of Hannover Vice-President of Mayors for Peace
Nan Whaley (USA) Mayor of Dayton, Ohio
Vice-President of Mayors for Peace

2. Parliamentarians (Current and Former)
Stephan Ackermann MP (Switzerland)
Member, Baselland Landrat Canton parliament
Jill Evans MEP (United Kingdom)
Former Vice-President of the Greens/European Free Alliance
Senator Byrganym Aitimova (Kazakhstan)
Chair, Committee on Socio-Cultural Development and Science Council Member, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND)
Former Kazakhstan Ambassador to the United Nations in New York
Ute Finckh-Krämer (Germany)
PNND Council Member, Former Deputy Chair of the German Parliament Subcommittee on Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
Mani Shankar Aiyar (India)
PNND Co-president
Chair, Rajiv Gandhi Action Group for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Word
Davide Forcellini MP (San Marino)
Member, San Marino delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union
Aytuğ Atıcı MP (Turkey)
PNND Council Member
Raphael Fuhrer (Switzerland)
Member of Parliament of the Canton of Basel-Stadt
Senator Ivana Bacik (Ireland)
Leader of the Labour Party in the Seanad (Senate)
Member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence.
Ana Gomes MEP (Portugal)
Member of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Security and Defense.
Lisa Badum MdB (Germany)
Spokesperson for Climate Policy
Fraktion Bundnis (Germany)
90/Die Grunen (German Green Party)
Edine von Herold (Costa Rica)
PNND Alumni Council Member
Former Member of the Costa Rica Parliament
Petra Bayr MP (Austria)
Chairwoman of the Development Policy Subcommittee. Executive Member of Parliamentarians for Global Action.
Jens Holm MP (Sweden)
Member, Permanent Committee on European Union Affairs
Claudia Beamish MSP (Scotland)
Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change, Environment and Land
Ottmar von Holtz MdB (Germany)
Spokesperson of Bundnis 90/Die Grunen on Civil Conflict Prevention
Iro Belluzzi MP (San Marino)
Member, San Marino delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union
Kelvin Hopkins MP (UK)
Member, European Security Committee
Pablo Bustinduy Amador MP, (Spain) Podemos Spokesperson in the Foreign Affairs Committee
Eva Joly, MEP (France)
Vice Chair Committee Financial crimes, Tax evasion and Tax avoidance
Dr. Isabelle Chevalley MP (Switzerland)
Member, Swiss Parliament Commission on Education and Culture
Sadet Karabulut MP (Netherlands)
Socialist Party Spokesperson, Foreign Affairs, Defense & Development
Saber Chowdhury MP (Bangladesh)
Honorary President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union PNND Co-President
Katja Keul MdB (Germany)
Spokesperson of Bundnis 90/Die Grunen on Disarmament Affairs
Tamati Coffey MP (New Zealand)
Member, Committee on Economic Development, Science & Innovation For er TV Host, Ne Zeala d’s Got Tale t
Bill Kidd MSP (Scotland)
PNND Co-president
Convenor, All-Party Group on Nuclear Disarmament
Seán Crowe TD (Ireland)
Sinn Fein Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs & Trade with special responsibility for International Affairs & Outreach
Sergey Kolesnikov MD (Russia)
Co-President, IPPNW Russia
Member of the Duma, 2008-2014 PNND Co-President, 2008-2015
Don Davies, MP (Canada)
Vice-Chair, House of Commons Standing Committee on Health Vice-Chair, Canada-China Legislative Association
Philippe Lamberts MEP (Belgium)
Member, EP Conference of Presidents
Member, EP Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Diether Dehm MdB (Germany)
Chairperson, Subcommittee on Foreign Culture and Education Affairs
Helène Laverdière MP (Canada)
NDP Foreign Affairs Critic
Paul Dewar (Canada)
PNND Co-president
Former Foreign Affairs Critic for the New Democratic Party
Maria Lazzarini MP (San Marino)
Member, San Marino delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union
Linda Duncan MP (Canada)
NDP International Development Critic
Senator Sue Lines (Australia)
Deputy President of the Senate
Pascal Durand, MEP (France)
Member, European Parliament Committee on Constitutional Affairs
Jan Logie MP (New Zealand)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Justice (Sexual and Domestic Violence Issues).
Lars Egeland MP (Norway)
Nei til Atomvåpen and member of NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Mogens Lykketoft MP (Denmark)
Former Foreign Minister
President of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
Barbara Gysi MP (Switzerland)
Vice-President of the Social Democratic Party
Solfrid Lerbrekk MP (Norway)
Member, Standing Committee on Labour and Social Affairs
Jacques-Andre Maire MP (Switzerland)
Matt Robson (New Zealand)
NZ affiliate of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms Former New Zealand Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control
Tolegen Mukhamejanov (Kazakhstan)
Composer and poet,
President, Peace Through Culture Association Co-Chair, World Forum of Spiritual Culture Former Member, Kazakhstan Senate
Douglas Roche O.C. (Canada)
PNND Founding Chairperson
Former Member of the Senate and House of Commons Former Canada Disarmament Ambassador
John Mason MSP (Scotland)
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Shettleston
Claudia Roth MP (Germany)
Vice-President of the Bundestag
Head of German delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union
Lisa Mazzone MP (Switzerland)
Member, Swiss Parliament Commission on Legal Affairs and Security
Manuel Sarrazin MdB (Germany)
Spokesperson of Bundnis 90/Die Grunen on Eastern European Affairs
Baroness Sue Miller (United Kingdom)
Member of the UK House of Lords
PNND Co-president
Jordi Sole MEP (Spain)
Member, European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs
Fabian Molina MP (Switzerland)
Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee
Biyika Lawrence Songa MP (Uganda)
Board Chair, Green Alternatives and Peace Movement Founder, Nilo-Saharan Institute
Marica Montemaggi (San Marino)
Member, San Marino delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union
Bart Staes MEP (Belgium)
Member, European Parliament Delegation for relations with the United States
Christine Muttonen (Austria)
PNND Co-president
Former President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
Jan Tinetti MP (New Zealand)
Deputy Chair, Parliamentary Committee on Education and Workforce.
Margareta Kiener Nellen MP (Switzerland)
Head, Swiss parliament delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Chair, OSCEPA Committee for democracy, human rights and humanitarian questions
Mirko Tomassoni MP (San Marino)
Captain Regent (Head of State)
Head of Delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union
Senator David Norris (Ireland)
Former Leader of the Seanad Independent Group
Erkki Tuomioja MP (Finland)
Member, Foreign Affairs Committee
Member, Advisory Council Finnish Institute of International Affairs Former Foreign Minister
Marit Nybakk (Norway)
PNND Co-President.
President, Norwegian Association for Women’s Rights Former Vice-President of the Norwegian Parliament Former President of the Nordic Council
Mara Valentini MP (San Marino)
Member, San Marino delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union
Bram van Ojik MP (Netherlands)
Member, Foreign Affairs Committee and Netherlands delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
Netherlands Ambassador to Benin (2003-2006)
Leader of the Greens Party (2012-2015)
Bodil Valero MEP (Sweden)
Member, EP Subcommittee on Security and Defence
Member, EP Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Maureen O’Sullivan MP (Ireland)
Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence
Kathleen Van Brempt MEP (Belgium)
Member, EP Intergroup on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Former Minister for Mobility, Social Economy and Equal Opportunities in the Flemish Government
Cem Özdemir MdB (Germany)
Chair, Bundestag Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure Member, Foreign Affairs Committee
Louisa Wall MP (New Zealand)
Member Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Me er, NZ Wo e ‘s Rug y World Cup Champions 1998
Lilianne Ploumen MP (Netherlands)
Labour Party Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs
Founder, She Decides
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation (2012-2017)
Baroness Walmsley (United Kingdom)
Co-Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Peers
Dr. Sahar Qawasmi MP (Palestine)
Member of the Palestinian Legislative Council Gynaecologist at Al Mizan Hospital and New Life Centre.
Julie Ward MEP (United Kingdom)
Member EP Committee on Culture and Education
Eva Quistorp (Germany)
Former member of the European Parliament.
Founder member of the Greens Party.
Co-founder of Women for Peace Germany and Europe.
Poto Williams MP (New Zealand)
Member, Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee Assistant Speaker of Parliament
Rudolf Rechsteiner (Switzerland) President Ethos Foundation
Former Member of the Swiss National Assembly
Uta Zapf (Germany)
Former Member of the Bundestag (German Parliament)
Former Chair, Bundestag Committee on Disarmament & Arms Control Inaugural Co-President of PNND
Michèle Rivasi MEP (France)
Member, Committee on the Environment, Public Health & Food Safety Former Chair of Greenpeace France
Gerhard Zickenheiner MdB (Germany)
Member of the Advisory Committee on Sustainable Development Bundnis 90/ Die Grunen
Meka Whaitiri MP (New Zealand)
Member, Committee on Maori Affairs

3. Representatives of Think-tanks and Civil Society Organisations
Martin Almada (Paraguay)
Andreas Alexander Fosby (Norway)
Human Rights Campaigner President, Oslo Nei til Atomvåpen (No to Nuclear Weapons)
Edy Korthals Altes (Netherlands)
Former Netherlands Ambassador
Former President, Religions for Peace
Emilie Gaillard (France)
Amplify (International) Board members of Amplify
Yira Marcela Godoy Ortega (Switzerland)
Founder and Director, Primavera de Paz/Printemps de Paix
John Scales Avery (Denmark)
Chairman, Danish National Group of Pugwash
Jonathan Granoff (USA)
President, Global Security Institute
Right Livelihood Award Laureate 2002
John Hallam (Australia)
Ann Baring (UK)
Wolfgang Biermann (Germany)
PNND Australia Coordinator
Co-editor of transatlantic Appeal for Detente NOW!
Phon van den Biesen (Netherlands)
Vice-President of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA)
Regina Hagen (Germany)
Spokesperson, Abolition 2000 Germany
Roland Blach (Germany)
Geschäftsfuhrer, Deutsche Friedensgesellschaft -Vereinigte KriegsdienstgegnerInnen (DFG-VK)
(Secretary, German peace society — United War Resisters)
Marianne Hanson (Australia)
Associate Professor of International Relations, School of Political Science & International Studies, The University of Queensland
Author, Dream of the Cosmos
David Hartsough (USA)
Director, Peaceworkers Co-Founder, World Beyond War
Derman Boztok MD (Turkey)
IPPNW International Councillor
Patrick Hiller (USA)
Executive Director, War Prevention Initiative
John Burroughs (USA)
Executive Director, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy
Otto Jäckel (Germany)
Chair, IALANA Germany
Jackie Cabasso (USA)
North American Coordinator, Mayors for Peace
Bawa Jain (USA)
Secretary General, World Council of Religious Leaders
Tad Daley (USA)
Director of Policy Analysis, Citizens for Global Solutions
Enkhsaikhan Jargalsaikhan (Mongolia)
President, Blue Banner
Former Ambassador of Mongolia to the United Nations
Margaret Downs (United Kingdom) Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament — Oxford
Jayantha Dhanapala (Sri Lanka)
Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs
Jana Jedličkova (Czech Republic)
Chair, PragueVision Institute for Sustainable Security
Sergio Duarte (Brazil)
President of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament
Brian Jones (Wales)
Vice Chair, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Cymru
Carlos Villan Duran (Spain)
President, Spanish Society for International Human Rights Law
Randy Kehler (USA)
Co-Founder & National Coordinator, Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign
Edinburgh CND (United Kingdom)
Board Members of Edinburgh CND
Claudio Knusli MD (Switzerland)
Right Livelihood Award Laureate 2006
Olof Palme Award 2018
Arailym Kubayeva (Germany)
Board Member PSR Schweiz, the Swiss affiliate of International
Daniel Ellsberg (USA)
Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Scilla Elworthy (United Kingdom)
Founder, Oxford Research Group and Peace Direct
Member, World Future Council
Ida Kuklina (Russia)
Gareth Evans (Australia)
Former Foreign Minister of Australia; President Emeritus of International Crisis Group; Co-chair of Australia-Japan International Commission on Nuclear Non=Proliferation and Disarmament
Dominique Lalanne (France)
Co-president Abolition des armes nucleaires-Maison de Vigilance
Jean-Jacques Fasnacht MD (Switzerland)
President PSR/IPPNW Switzerland
Prof Driss Larafi (Morocco)
Professor of International Studies, Ibn Tofail University Kenitra
Anwar Fazal (Malaysia)
Right Livelihood Award (1982)
David Lowry (United Kingdom)
Senior international Research Fellow, Institute for Resource and Security Studies, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Marc Finaud (France/Switzerland)
Senior Programme Advisor, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Luc Mampaey (Belgium)
Directeur, Groupe de recherche et d’information sur la paix et la securite (GRIP)
Mary-Ellen Francoeur (Canada)
Pax Christi Toronto
Professor of environmental law at Sciences Po Rennes France Member, International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms
Chair, Human Survival Project
Co-convenor, Abolition 2000 working group on reducing nuclear risks
Project Coordinator, Friedenswerksatt Mutlangen e.V. (Peace Workshop Mutlangen)
Union of the Committees of Soldiers Mothers of Russia Right Livelihood Laureate 1996
Ramzy Mansour (Australia)
Member, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
Coleen Rowley (USA)
Retired FBI agent, Former Minneapolis Division Legal Counsel, One of 3 “whistleblowers” named TIME Persons of the Year, 2002
Peggy Mason (Canada)
President, the Rideau Institute
Former Disarmament Ambassador for Canada
Tom Sauer (Belgium)
Professor International Politics, University of Antwerp
Member BoG Pax Christi Flanders
Member, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
Jean-Marie Matagne (France)
Preside t de l’A tio des Citoye s pour le Desar e e t Nu leaire
Jurgen Scheffran (Germany)
Professor in Geography, University of Hamburg
Co-chair, International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES)
Kevin Miletic (United Kingdom)
Project Manager, Strategic Concept Removal of Arms and Proliferation
Sean Morris (United Kingdom)
Secretary, UK Nuclear Free Local Authorities
Wolfgang Schlupp-Hauck (Germany)
Campaign Officer, Campaign
Jean Paul Nanfack (Cameroon)
Executive Secretary, Africa Mayors for Peace and Development
Jennifer Allen Simons (Canada)
Founder and President, The Simons Foundation
Sarah Nash (USA)
IHM Sisters Justice, Peace and Sustainability Office
Catharina van Staveren (Netherlands) Ambassador, International Cities of Peace
Bent Natvig (Norway)
Chairman, Norwegian Pugwash committee
Heinz Stockinger (Austria)
Nuclear-Free Future Award laureate 2011
Chair, PLAGE- Independent Salzburg Platform Against Nuclear Hazards
Luisa Neubauer (Germany)
Youth Climate Campaigner, Fossil Fuel Free Germany
Tim Street (United Kingdom)
Sustainable Security Programme, Oxford Research Group
Andres Nidecker MD (Switzerland)
President of the Basel Peace Office
Board Member PSR Schweiz/Swiss IPPNW
Aaron Tovish (Mexico) Executive Director, Zone Libre
General Bernard Norlain ret. (France)
Vice-President Initiatives pour le Desarmement Nucleaire
Carlo Trezza (Italy)
Chair, Italian Section of the European Leadership Network Former Italy Ambassador for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
Marzhan Nurzhan (Kazakhstan)
Coordinator, Abolition 2000 Youth Network PNND Coordinator for CIS Countries
Hiromichi Umebayashi (Japan)
PNND East Asia Coordinator, Special Advisor, Peace Depot
Pere Ortega (Spain)
Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau
Kenji Urata (Japan)
Vice President, IALANA. Professor Emeritus, Waseda University
Frank Otto (Germany) Ambassador of the World Future Council
Achin Vanaik, Sukla Sen, N.D. Jayprakash, Lalita Ramdas and Anil Chaudhary (India)
Michele Di Paolantonio MD (Italy)
President, Associazione Italiana Medicina per la Prevenzione della Guerra Nucleare (IPPNW Italy)
Václav Vítovec (Czech Republic)
President of the Iron Curtain Foundation
Founder of the ATOM Museum (former Soviet nuclear weapons depot)
Jean Pascal-Zanders (Belgium)
Director, The Trench
Alexandra Wandel (Germany)
Executive Director, World Future Council -Voice of Future Generations
Lorin Peters (USA)
Pax Christi Northern California
Alyn Ware (Czech Republic) PNND Global Coordinator Member, World Future Council
Major Todd Pierce (USA)
Dept of Defence Judge Advocate (retired)
Elizabeth Waterston (United Kingdom)
Coordinator, Medact Nuclear Weapons Group
Physicians for Global Survival (Canada) Board Members of PGS Canada
Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace
LeDayne McLeese Polaski (USA)
Executive Director, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America
Ann Wertheimer (Germany)
Chair, American Voices Abroad Berlin
Michel Prieur (France)
President du Centre International de Droit Compare de l’Environnement
Cecili Thompson Williams (USA)
Director, Beyond the Bomb
Guy Quinlan (USA)
All Souls Nuclear Disarmament Task Force
Lucas Wirl (Germany)
Daniel Rietiker (Switzerland)
Adj. Prof., International law & human rights, University of Lausanne President, Association of Swiss Lawyers for Nuclear Disarmament
Nurlan Zhanabilov (Kazakhstan/Russia)
Member, IALANA
Former Vice-President of IALANA Soviet Union Committee
[Note: Endorsed in a personal capacity and does not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the US government].
Paul Zeitz (USA) Founder, Build A Movement
Tony Rinaudo (Australia)
Senior Adviser Food Security and Climate Change, World. Vision Right Livelihood Award Laureate 2018
Angie Zelter (United Kingdom)
Reforest the Earth, UK
Right Livelihood Award Laureate 2001